Smoking effects almost every aspect of
your health. Cigarette smoking alone is directly responsible for at
least one-third of all cancer deaths annually in the United States,
and contributes to the development of low birth weight babies and
- Lifelong smokers have a 1 in 2
chance of dying from a smoking-related disease.
- Smoking doesn't just cut a few
months off the end of your life. It reduces the life of the average
smoker by 12 years.
Smoking effects include:
- Lung Cancer - smoking is the
most significant cause of lung cancer in both men and women.
- Heart Disease - smoking
doubles your risk of developing heart disease.
- Smoking is responsible for most
cancers of the larynx, mouth and esophagus.
- Smoking is highly associated with
development of, and deaths from, bladder, kidney, pancreatic and
- Smoking during pregnancy leads to
miscarriages, premature delivery and sudden infant death syndrome.
- Smoking leads to high blood
- Smoking increases your chances of
having respiratory problems including more bouts of flu and
- Smoking increases chances of
osteoporosis in women.
smoking effects won't happen to you? If you are a
smoker, you have a greater than 50% chance of dying from a smoking